3D Bioprinting – Not Just a Ray of Hope, But the Brightest Beam of Light in the Healthcare Industry

3D printing and the healthcare industry seem to be getting along very well. The medical industry was one of the first to embrace the advantages of 3D printing by putting it into application in prosthetics, a variety of surgical devices that are made from plastic or metals and finally we have news on their latest endeavors in using cells that can recreate human organs through the technology of 3D printing. 3D bioprinting is the name given to this technique which ...

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Pigeons Monitor Pollution, Making Pollution Information More Accessible for the Public

A recent collaboration of Plume Labs – the team that created the superb flying detectors, DigitasLBi, Twitter UK and pigeons have started a campaign that can tell people about the air pollution levels in the region. While all of this sounds really cool, did you go back and read that again to make sure it said pigeons? The truth is that with their ability to evolve to accept urbanization, pigeons have finally made their way to the hiring zone.

In the ...

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Bionic Fingertip Brings Hope for Amputees

Remember Luke Skywalker from Star Wars who lost his hand in duel with Darth Vader? The young Jedi could hardly regret his loss because he received an artificial hand which allowed him to grip and feel once again. With the lines between science and fiction quickly being blurred as scientists continuously cross the line to create something we had only imagined in sci-fi books and movies, this particular Star Wars episode encouraged many scientists to build prosthetic limbs that can ...

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Dietsensor – The Future of Nutrition Looks Brighter with This Tool

Want to know how many calories that delightful meal of yours contains? A handheld scanner can make your job super easy. CES award winner, DietSensor can help you keep a tab on the carbs and calories you consume. It can display the nutritional content of a food when you hold the scanner to the food you want to be examined. Remy Bonnasse, co-founder and CEO of the company called DietSensor, “The next generation of diet and nutrition apps.”

DietSensor uses ...

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Pyramidal Explorer: An interactive Tool for Exploring the Morpho-Functional Relations of Human Pyramidal Neurons

Neuroanatomy has evolved rapidly in the past few years; various techniques and new procedures have made it possible to examine the nervous system. The Pyramidal Explorer is a new tool that interactively explores and divulges the detailed organization of the microanatomy of pyramidal neurons with functionally correlated models. A certain set of functionalities permit possible regional differences in the pyramidal cells structural design to be discovered by uniting quantitative morphological information about the structure of the cell with applied functional ...

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Plantable Cups – the First of Its Kind – Will Help Us Support the Green Cause

Turning a coffee cup into a seed resource is the last thing I had in mind when I woke up this morning, but then start ups have often surprised us with their innovative ways of thinking. A creative California start up based in San Louis Obispo called Reduce. Reuse. Grow has created a coffee cup which is biodegradable. But that’s not where it stopped in achieving a greener environment, the cup has seeds embedded in it which can be used ...

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Lego Adds the Element of Coolness to Prosthetics

Lego boosts the confidence of children with artificial limbs with the help of Iko – a prosthetic arm that can be modified endlessly with Lego pieces. Children will be able to graft their favorite toys to the artificial limbs. The possibilities abound, from mechanical diggers to laser-firing spaceships; Iko can empower its wearer by adding creativity to the prosthetic limb.

The field of prosthetics has seen numerous developments in the last few years. Technology has relentlessly worked to ensure that prosthetic ...

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Cockroach Robot – A Science Lab Reality

A team of engineers in Texas led by Hong Liang have designed and built one of the most revolting things in science – A robotic cockroach. The scientists have created a device with which cockroaches can be controlled by the simple push of a button. The team of researchers at A&M University claim that the robotic insect has the ability to carry minuscule video cameras as well as microphones and other sensors.

With the help of all these tools, the ...

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Beagle Pups Conceived Through IVF – 30 Years of Research Finally Pays Off

Alexander Travis’ lab witnessed a radical breakthrough in the world of science when the world’s first rubbish of puppies were born through IVF (In Vitro Fertilization). The beagle surrogate gave birth to seven healthy puppies in July.

As the baby beagles turn 5 months old, they were brought to the public at Cornell University. Researchers are considering this development to be of great importance because it can help the world in many ways.

IVF can help canine conservation efforts and it ...

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Ibuprofen Patch Designed by UK Researchers Can Relieve Pain for an Entire Day

Researchers from the United Kingdom have collaborated with a leading adhesive company to devise the world’s first ibuprofen patch. The pain killer which is currently available in the form of oral medication is used widely by people across the world. It is one of the most commonly prescribed no steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) in the world. Chronic pain sufferers rely on ibuprofen for pain relief.

The team of researchers from the University of Warwick have designed a patch to replace the ...

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